Youth Engaged in Wetlands [CHALLENGE]

09 Aug, 2020
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Youth Engaged in Wetlands (YEW), is a growing international youth team committed to the conservation, protection, and wise-use of wetlands. YEW aims to support the mission of Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and build greater ownership of this mission among the younger generations.

To meet their mission of providing a global platform for young people to empower them to protect and promote wetlands, YEW seeks to build an overall understanding of the involvement of young people (18-35 years old) around the world in different aspects of wetland conservation. To that purpose, YEW have prepared a survey to understand the commonalities, opportunities and challenges that youth face while working on wetland issues. The survey takes less than 10 minutes for an individual or an organization to complete. The aim is to learn about youth working at the frontlines of conservation, education, research, restoration and wise-use: the challenges they’ve faced and their success stories. 

More than 30 youths from 24 different countries have voiced their wetland work and experience that ranges from conserving Lagoons in Oman to mapping high-altitude wetlands in Myanmar!

The results will be published through a global map on the YEW website and publish the findings in YEW annual reports. Additionally, these findings will be used to develop capacity building activities to support youth directly.